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Utilizing Regrind: Processing of Residues from Plastic Production

To enable recyclates to be used 1:1 as a substitute for virgin material there are two crucial factors. On the one hand, sufficient raw recycling material has to be available and, on the other hand, it has to be possible to process this material economically to make recycled pellets with customised property profiles. Continue reading Utilizing Regrind: Processing of Residues from Plastic Production

Starlinger “Circular Packaging” at K 2019: a Closed Loop for Big Bags made from Polypropylene Fabric

Vienna, Austria – At K 2019, Starlinger will present a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene. The sustainable concept “circular packaging” will be Starlinger’s main theme at the K show 2019 as well as at the Starlinger Open House in Weissenbach/Austria. Continue reading Starlinger “Circular Packaging” at K 2019: a Closed Loop for Big Bags made from Polypropylene Fabric

Bulk Bag Discharging plus Pneumatic Conveying – Enhanced Handling Capacity Boosts Plastic Compounding Productivity

The recycling and reuse of plastic materials calls for the conversion of scraps into workable raw materials which involves the compounding and pelleting of the scrap materials. The process used by a Spanish manufacturer equires the addition of mineral powder prior to extruding. Replacing the formerly open bag with a big-bag emptying station provided for a more efficient production and a cleaner working environment. Continue reading Bulk Bag Discharging plus Pneumatic Conveying – Enhanced Handling Capacity Boosts Plastic Compounding Productivity

Transforming Waste to Value! Municipal Recovery Facility safes Resources and Dump Space

By P. Raschio , S. HuntMunicipal waste contains a high percentage of materials, whose recycling can be profitable due to the substitute of (limited) resources as well as saving valuable dump space. In Perth, Western Australia, a highly advanced facility has just gone operative. Continue reading Transforming Waste to Value! Municipal Recovery Facility safes Resources and Dump Space

VTT develops novel Extruder that can turn problematic Waste into Pellets

Espoo, FinlandVTT‘s cylindrical extruder promises to revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials and thereby promote circular economy business. The extruder can be used, for example, to turn problematic textiles and plastics as well as food waste into pellets. The first prototype has already exceeded the industrial steering group’s expectations during initial testing. VTT is currently looking for a partner to commercialise the technology.  Continue reading VTT develops novel Extruder that can turn problematic Waste into Pellets

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik: New Phosphorus-from-Ash Recovery System at POWTECH 2019

Weimar, Germany – At POWTECH 2019 plant manufacturing and process development specialist, Glatt, is presenting a groundbreaking waste-free process that recycles the phosphorus from ash to produce ready-to-use high-quality fertilisers. The second highlight is a new plant concept for continuous powder agglomeration: it’s extremely economical, versatile and, thanks to its modular design, is ready for operation in 2 weeks. Continue reading Glatt Ingenieurtechnik: New Phosphorus-from-Ash Recovery System at POWTECH 2019

LKAB invests in Pilot Plants for Phosphorus and Rare Earth Metals Production

Luleå, Sweden – LKAB is investing approx. EUR 4.3 million in pilot plants for production of phosphorus and rare earth metals as part of a pre feasibility study to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing critical raw materials. The pilot phase will continue through 2020, a decision to go ahead with full-scale production may be taken in 2021. Continue reading LKAB invests in Pilot Plants for Phosphorus and Rare Earth Metals Production

BossTek: Mobile Dust Suppression Design features Tier IV Final Gen Set

Peoria (IL), United States A global innovator in dust and odor control technology has updated its family of self-powered dust suppression equipment with Tier IV Final-compliant generators, ensuring compliance in all 50 states. BossTek made the announcement with the debut of the new DustBoss® DB-60 FusionTM, a field-proven suppression system driven by a high-reliability 25 HP electric motor and paired with a gen set powered by a heavy-duty 4-cycle indirect injection diesel engine. Continue reading BossTek: Mobile Dust Suppression Design features Tier IV Final Gen Set

TOMRA Autosort Color separates Glass from Municipal Solid Waste at high Throughput

Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced “Autosort Color”, a new machine which works in combination with “Autosort Laser” to separate glass from municipal solid waste with unprecedented effectiveness. According to TOMRA, Autosort color achieves purity rates greater than 95% at high throughput rates, even when input materials are wet, dusty or dirty.
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